Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2015? I did not, nor do I plan to do so for any forthcoming year. Let’s face it, the custom of making and breaking resolutions has gotten to the point where the concept of making resolutions at the beginning of the year has become a threadbare joke.
Between you and me, I have better things to do with my time and energy. That is why I made myself three promises for 2015.
I promise to cut back on refined carbohydrates. I freely admit that I love bread in all its forms, and pasta too. I’m going to start things like using the cauliflower pizza crust I have seen online, and I’m going to get a vegetable mandolin so I can make veggie “pasta”. I will also actively avoid any carb that is not whole grain, with a preference for organic items.
I promise to be more diligent about working out six days a week. The past month or so has not been conducive to my usual 7:00 PM workout schedule. Between various church committee meetings, holiday outings, and a cold my schedule was all messed up. So I am going to start doing early morning workouts-which I frankly hate-on those days when I know there is an evening conflict. Now, to be clear, I’m not saying I’m doing the toughest or longest programs in my library but I will do something.
I promise to accelerate my decrappification and simplification efforts. I need to make a concerted effort to catch up on my self-imposed program of eliminating that which is unnecessary from my home and life. That being the case, I am going to do a room each weekend when I can devote uninterrupted time to the process. I will use the “three pile” method: keep, sell, and donate. Once I’m done in any particular room, nothing that serves no purpose will be allowed in.
For the record, when I make a promise it is as good as kept. So, you can take these three promises to the bank!